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Educational Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse - Roanoke, VA

You will use this website to complete your evaluation and claim contiuing education credit for this conference,
There is no charge for this event. This will be held in Roanoke, VA.

Date: Mar 4, 2018 07:30 AM - 04:15 PM



CE Hours


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.





Opioid overdose epidemic is well documented nationally and regionally. The Centers for Disease Control attribute poor prescribing by healthcare providers to be a key problem that needs to be addressed. Healthcare providers receive little education on management of pain or addiction in professional didactic or residency training. There is a need for this education to help improve learning deficits and to promote safer opioid prescribing.


  • Incorporate overdose prevention education and naloxone rescue kits into medical and pharmacy practice by educating patients about overdose risk reduction and furnishing naloxone rescue kits.
  • Evaluate current scientific approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders.
  • Describe licensing boards required approaches to pain management.
  • Compare options available for treatment of opioid use disorders (i.e., methadone maintenance therapy, buprenorphine, naltrexone).
  • Apply Virginia Board of Medicine emergency regulations on prescribing of opioids or buprenorphine to common clinical case scenarios.
  • Interpret prescription drug monitoring reports as a routine practice in patient-centered care.


Sarah Melton picture

Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Sarah T. Melton is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. She is the Clinical Pharmacist at Highpower, PC in Lebanon, Virginia and the Johnson City Community Health Center in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Melton received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1991) and Doctor of Pharmacy (1994) degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy (VCU). She completed a Fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacy at VCU in 1996. She has been a board certified psychiatric pharmacist (Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties) since 1997 and a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist since 2011. She has been a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist since 2005 and is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. She performs Medication Therapy Management in the areas of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy, addiction, and other primary care disorders. She works directly with patients and an interdisciplinary team in the area of substance abuse at Highpower, PC.

Activity Number

Date: 03/04/18
Time: 07:30 AM - 04:15 PM

CE Hours